First, all the kids get home and get settled. We have snack only after I check their lunch boxes. Max usually has his homework done when he gets home as he wants to be ready in case they call him to work. (he works occasionally for the guy across the street doing some yard work and such). So, Max will usually play w/ one of the "littles" who is more than happy to finally see another male in the household. LOL. Poor little guy is surrounded by baby dolls all day w/ all the girls in the house. If Max is not playing w/ one of the "littles," he is drawing. His passion of course.
I'm also learning that I need to get dinner started earlier. Last week we realized we hadn't fed any of us at 9 o'clock. Is that bad? LOL. Last week, we were not the parents we had wanted to be for sure. Realized Alex was missing his toothbrush(doesn't tell us for days), hadn't fed the kids until late one night & when we did fed them Mickey D's, didn't care if they even matched to get to school last week, forgot the tooth fairy mouse(don't ask) 3 times in a row, and the list goes on. Yes, we needed a break this weekend to recoop. And, we are. Much organization going on inside & out of the house. Shoot, even the dog is getting bathed. Menu is now in place to make things a little smoother. In other words, we're getting there.
2 days during the school work, Nik also gets private speech lessons at home. This takes place around 7.